The Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture is pleased to announce the publication of Issue 39. This issue features a Scholar’s Corner section by Ellen Y. Zhang titled “The Ethics of Hospitality: Tracing the Confucian Other,” five articles covering a range of topics in Confucian philosophy and political theory, with contributions that span historical analysis to contemporary applications, and a Feature Book Review of Kyung Rok Kwon’s Confucian Sentimental Representation: A New Approach to Confucian Democracy by Sor-hoon Tan.
The full volume is available online at http://jcpc.skku.edu/
Daniel Ross Goodman, Elaine Jean Lai, and Anthony Lee are editing a volume on “Beyond Dialogue: New Paradigms in Interfaith Discourse”. They are happy to announce that they are now calling for a Confucian chapter for the volume. This volume looks to be the first to address the topic of interfaith dialogue and interfaith theology through the individual perspectives of every major global religion. Please click here for more information as well as how to reach the editors if interested.
The Sun Yat-sen University is pleased to announce the 34th Comparative Philosophy Workshop which will be held virtually at 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Bejing time), on March 16th, 2023. The workshop will be held using Tencent Voov Meeting, and any video recording of the meeting is prohibited. Please click here to sign up for the workshop.
Topic: “The Confucian Debate on Virtue Politics”
Speaker: Justin TIWALD (Professor of Philosophy, University of Hong Kong)
Moderator: Jun-Hyeok KWAK (Professor of Philosophy (Zhuhai), Sun Yat-sen University)
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The website Confucian Web 《儒家网》 has published a list of their top 10 books from 2022, together with brief descriptions. Enjoy!
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David Sherrin is a high school social studies teacher who hosts a terrific series of conversations called
“Conversations on World History” aimed at a broad listenership. He and I recently chatted about themes from my book Growing Moral: A Confucian Guide to Life; if you’re interested, check it out at any of these sites:
Two articles on Confucianism and Just War have been published in the latest Philosophy Compass:
Wenqing Zhao’s article “Huang Zongxi’s Confucian political moralism” has recently been published in the British Journal for the History of Philosophy. In this paper, Zhao argues that the similarities that Huang Zongxi shares with liberalism and republicanism are superficial. Rather, Zhao illustrates how Huang’s political philosophy is best read as a decisive Confucian political moralism.
Cambridge University Press has recently published a new book titled Im Yunjidang by Sungmoon Kim. This short book in the Cambridge Elements series, looks at Im Yunjidang, an 18th-century Korean female Neo-Confucian philosopher, and is freely available to access online for the next two weeks. The book attempts to bring a new perspective on the relation between Confucianism and feminism. It critically examines the philosophical thought of Im Yunjidang and presents her as a feminist thinker in the time period. It shows how Im Yunjidang was able to reformulate Neo-Confucian metaphysics and ethics of moral self-cultivation.
Routledge has recently published a new research monograph titled Moral Partiality written by Yong Li of Wuhan University. Yong Li is a Professor of Philosophy and the Associate Dean of School of Philosophy at Wuhan University. China. Yong’s new book explores the issue of familial partiality and specifically discusses whether it is morally praiseworthy to love one’s family partially. The author discusses the efficacy of three major arguments to justify moral partiality in Confucianism. This title will appeal to scholars and students interested in Confucianism and other sorts of East Asian philosophies.
Shepherd.com is a cool website that offers many authors’ recommendations on books somehow related to their own, on a wide range of topics. I’ve recently posted a list there: Five books on how ancient Confucianism tells us to live well today. Check it out!